Heather Stanning to give Armed Forces Day talk

PEOPLE are being encouraged to this year’s Armed Forces Day to show their support for past, present and future service personnel.

This free family fun day will begin at 11am and run to 3pm on Sunday, June 29 in Salisbury’s market square.

It will include charity stands, live music, food stalls, fairground rides, and various military displays.

Children will be able to take part in a number of free workshops including clay, arts and crafts.

Live music will be provided by Memphis Belles, The Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir and The Royal British Legion Band.

And there will be a private presentation of veterans’ badges to ex-service personnel and Salisbury City Council would like to hear from service veterans who would like to have their badge awarded as part of this event.

Contact Annie Child on 01722 342860 or email achild@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk.

• CAPTAIN Heather Stanning, who won the first gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics with Helen Glover in the rowing pairs, will be giving a talk in the Guildhall at 1pm.

Tickets are free and available from the Information Centre in Fish Row or online at eventbrite.co.uk/e/salisbury-armed-forces-day-free-talk-with-captain-heather-stanning-mbe-tickets-11645866099.

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